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Hokies Journal: August, 2012

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Virginia Tech DE Dadi Nicolas reinstated to football team

Redshirt freshman Dadi Nicolas has been reinstated to the Virginia Tech football team after a felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor in court Thursday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Virginia Tech gives Michael Via a chance to start at right guard

Michael Via will get a shot at right guard for Virginia Tech after playing all along the offensive line in his career.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/28/2012

A look at the critical games on Virginia Tech’s schedule

Virginia Tech faces several challenges if it hopes to win another ACC championship this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012

LB Tariq Edwards won’t play vs. Georgia Tech

The Hokies will be without one of their starting linebackers when they open the season next Monday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Virginia Tech’s offense is best defense for Georgia Tech’s unique attack

The Hokies are counting on their offense to put up points and mute Georgia Tech’s unique flexbone rushing attack.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Virginia Tech TE Ryan Malleck emerges as a potential weapon

After a disappointing spring, tight end Ryan Malleck has come on strong during Virginia Tech’s training camp.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Virginia Tech’s ‘green’ defensive backfield remains a work in progress

Virginia Tech is one injury away from relying on some unseasoned freshmen in the secondary.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

RB Trey Edmunds makes his case to play now at Virginia Tech’s last open scrimmage

Running back Trey Edmunds got one final chance to show Hokies coaches that he’s ready to play this year at Wednesday’s open scrimmage.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Virginia Tech ACC men’s basketball schedule released

The Hokies will play 18 conference games this season starting Jan. 5 at Maryland.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Redshirt decisions loom large for Virginia Tech’s final open scrimmage

Virginia Tech football has some tough calls to make about whether to redshirt a select few freshmen.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Virginia Tech turns its attention to Georgia Tech

With less than two weeks until its season opener, Virginia Tech officially began preparing to face Georgia Tech.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Hokies CB Antone Exum is enjoying the spotlight at a new position

Redshirt junior Antone Exum’s move from safety to cornerback will be a huge factor in how good Virginia Tech’s defense can be this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 08/18/2012

RB J.C. Coleman and the offense shine at Virginia Tech’s first full scrimmage

The Hokies held their first full scrimmage of training camp Saturday, and the offense appeared ahead of schedule as it moves to a more up-tempo look.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:37 PM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Virginia Tech still looking for a consistent option at punter

Three candidates have emerged as the favorites to earn Virginia Tech’s starting punter job this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Virginia Tech’s RB situation begins to take shape

The Hokies will likely enter the season with redshirt freshman Michael Holmes as their starting tailback, but there are still plenty of other options in the mix.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Brent Benedict loses weight, emerges as starter for Hokies

Brent Benedict, a transfer from Georgia, has lost 30 pounds since arriving at Virginia Tech and looks poised to be the team’s starting right guard this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Is this the year Hokies WR Marcus Davis becomes a star?

Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis has always been talented, but now the Hokies need him to produce on the field consistently.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Injuries mount at Virginia Tech training camp

The Hokies have endured a litany of injuries during the first week of training camp.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/10/2012

A bigger Detrick Bonner is ready to lead Virginia Tech’s revamped secondary

After adding 12 pounds to his frame this offseason, Virginia Tech’s Detrick Bonner is preparing to line up at safety alongside first-year starter Kyshoen Jarrett.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Virginia Tech DT Antoine Hopkins eager to prove he should still be starting

Back from a torn ACL, senior defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins must now beat out sophomore Luther Maddy to assume his starting role again.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:01 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Former Virginia Tech player Allan Chaney will resume basketball career at High Point

Sidelined by a heart ailment for more than two years, former Virginia Tech basketball player Allan Chaney will get a chance to resume his career at High Point next season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell returns to the practice field

Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell released a statement on his first day of practice since a legal situation last December.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer ‘concerned’ about injuries

The Hokies started training camp worried about the health of linebacker Tariq Edwards and wide receiver D.J. Coles.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Four questions that could define Virginia Tech football training camp

The Hokies begins training camp Tuesday with some questions that need to be answered before the regular season begins.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster already has contingency plans

With some injuries and depth concerns, Virginia Tech’s Bud Foster has already begun formulating contingency plans for his linebackers and defensive backs.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Redshirt freshman Ronny Vandyke could be Virginia Tech’s starting whip LB

Redshirt freshman Ronny Vandyke could be Virginia Tech’s starting whip linebacker this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Virginia Tech ranked No. 20 in preseason coaches poll

Virginia Tech will start the season ranked in the USA Today coaches poll for the eighth consecutive year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Virginia Tech football: Training camp battles to watch

Four position battles will be critical when Virginia Tech football opens its training camp next week.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Virginia Tech football: Freshmen who could make an impact

Several Virginia Tech freshmen could be in line for early playing time this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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